Debut album from the Sudanese London band

The Scorpios

Debut album from the Sudanese London band

Label: AFRO7
Year: 2017
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The Scorpios is a a London outfit combining new and old in a classic traditional setting. First contemporary release on our own in-house label. The full album is here! Package includes CD and Digital Download. Front artwork by Toronto's own A man called Warwick! Check snippets at Soundcloudor audio link below!

 

“Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum” – Tusk

 

“The Scorpios translate Sudanese music from past decades into the now while maintaining a raw, unplugged sound.” – Thomas Gesthuizen (africanhiphop.com)

 
“Truly beautiful and hypnotic Sudanese sounds for the mind, body and soul. Clap your hands, tap your feet and then rewind.” – Rickard Masip (Tropical Treats)

Shipping! €7 to Europe, €11 to the rest of the world.

 

The Scorpios is a a London outfit combining new and old in a classic traditional setting. First contemporary release on our own in-house label. The full album is here! Package includes CD and Digital Download. Front artwork by Toronto's own A man called Warwick! Check snippets at Soundcloudor audio link below!

 

“Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum” – Tusk

 

“The Scorpios translate Sudanese music from past decades into the now while maintaining a raw, unplugged sound.” – Thomas Gesthuizen (africanhiphop.com)

 
“Truly beautiful and hypnotic Sudanese sounds for the mind, body and soul. Clap your hands, tap your feet and then rewind.” – Rickard Masip (Tropical Treats)


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One thought on “The Scorpios”

  1. Dusty Groove says:

    The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there’s also an extremely striking presence of the vocals, often sung by a female singer, whose ability to flow and inflect really leaves us breathless! The rhythms are great, too – with romping funky instrumentation that often has the guitar and keyboards coming down with the groove – and although there’s some trumpet and tenor on the record, the horns are less of a factor than the interplay between percussion/guitar rhythms and the voice. Production is great, very vintage in approach, but never in a cliched way

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